Sheldon Life

  • Type Cultural
  • Location University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Status Completed
  • Date 2005
  • Project Partners

    Sheldon Museum of Art
    Janice Dreisbach, Director
    Dan Seidel, Curator
    Ed Rumbaugh, Preparator


This project investigates ways to enhance the public engagement in the museum’s Great Hall, an under-programmed public area¬†of the Sheldon Museum of Art (designed by Philip Johnson and built in 1963). Driven by the pursuit of a mobile “human infrastructure”, concepts explored include¬†flexible seating, a portable coffee bar, and other objects that support a variety of educational, social, and leisure activities. The first built phase is a¬†demountable aluminum vestibule that affords acoustical and visual privacy for a new video gallery and a program for rotating color “flavors”, selected to correspond to themes in the collection, on the underside of the existing stair and bridge.

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Public areas with undefined program.

Project Team

Concept Design:
Brandon Horn, Dani (Johnson) Heider

Video Vestibule design & construction:
Michael Davis

Photography By Photographs by Larry Gawel
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